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i rather not re-instal windows vista.

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#1 timjyoung


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:58 AM

i have been running combofix, smitfraudfix, window washer, atf cleaner and updating windows weekly for a few months now. i'm quite certain my laptop is infected (possibly a trojan???) as i am unable to use my wireless and the HD sounds like it will never stop spinning. i've been too lazy to re-instal windows (vista) but i figure there's an easier way to fix my computer. i would like to go thru the steps of posting "hijackthis" logs and whatnot if someone is willing to assist me.

basically... i'm ready to do this!

let me know what info is required and i will post or send it.



Edited by The weatherman, 29 March 2009 - 04:16 AM.
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#2 snowdrop


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:49 AM

Unfortunately you do not tell us what your installed antivirus program is :flowers:

As regards the ComboFix tool , if you do as I did and do a google search you will discover that , as the blue note above this section says

ComboFix is a tool that should only be run under the supervision of someone who has been trained in its use. Using it on your own can cause problems with your computer. Any posts containing CF Logs will be ignored.

As research will tell you ,this tool has the ability to render your computer unbootable and wipe off the OS when used unsupervised

May I suggest instead you use a more safe tool ; instructions on how to download and run Malwarebytes can be found

Here...Malwarebytes antiMalware Instructions

If you run that tool then post the report, someone can check it for you and give you further guidance :thumbsup:

#3 timjyoung

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:05 PM


HP pavilion dv6000
windows vista home premium (service pack 1)
32 bit system
no virus scanner or firewall installed/running
AMD athlon 64x2 dual-core prcessor TK-53 1.70 ghz
2.00 gigs ram

i'm not exactly sure what is wrong with it anymore. malwarebytes, adaware and spybot claim to not find anything. virus scans have mentioned trojans but i can't seem to get rid of them completely. i haven't run a scan in about 2 months as it seems pointless. the hard drive sounds like it's working overtime. none of my programs are set to run automatically. i can no longer use my wireless. i think it may have something to do with my bit torrent program (vuze). i get junk mail but it tends to be filtered to the junk mail folder.

i would like to send or post some logs if i could. please excuse my lack of protocol. i don't really understand how to ask these questions in the right dialect, phonetics or what ever it is i'm missing.


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:54 PM

no virus scanner or firewall installed/running

May one ask why you seem to have decided to run the computer with NO antivirus protection?

virus scans have mentioned trojans but i can't seem to get rid of them completely. i haven't run a scan in about 2 months as it seems pointless

what antivirus programs HAVE you scanned it with?

Regarding the use of a P2P program , you may find a read of this thread on the Malware forum useful


May I suggest you start by updating the Malwarebytes program then run a quick scan with it and post the report from it , plus advise us of which antivirus programs you HAVE run on it :thumbsup:

It is of course your choice to run it Unantivirus protected but it is not a recommended practice as you will have no program on there running in Real Time to tell you if you do have an infection on there :flowers:

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:17 PM

Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.35) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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